Home to Earth's longest mountain range, largest river, and greatest rainforest, no region boasts greater geographic extremes, faces greater environmental dangers, and enjoys more economic potential from its biodiversity than Latin America and the Caribbean.

What are the political and economic factors affecting the Amazon's rapidly disappearing rainforest? What is being done to harvest life-saving drugs from the plants of the Orinoco? And what lies behind the mysterious disappearance of Central America's frogs? The work includes essays, tables and figures, and an appendix titled International Environmental and Developmental Agencies, Organizations, and Programs on the World Wide Web. Latin America & the Caribbean examines a region waking up to its environmental problems and possibilities.

  • ISBN13: 9781576076903
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Pubilcation Year: 2003
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00266
SeriesWorld's Environments
Publication DateDecember 2, 2003
Primary CategoryHistory/Caribbean & West Indies - General

Latin America & the Caribbean: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues

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